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Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong convicted for democracy protests

Three Hong Kong student leaders were convicted Thursday of leading or encouraging the massive pro-democracy street protests that unsettled the southern Chinese city two years ago. Law is also a candidate for September's Legislative Council elections, but he will not be able to stand if he is sentenced to more than three months in prison.

Amnesty International claims to have video of boy being beheaded in Syria

Nureddin al-Zenki militant group, which is largely based in Syria's Aleppo Province, has received military support channeled from Turkey, including US-made anti-tank missiles. The footage surfaced early Tuesday of members of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki and a captured child in Handarat, near Aleppo. "We'll look at, frankly, any affiliation or cooperation with this group we may have going forward, if these allegations are proven true".

Philippines Dismisses China's Conditional Dialogue Offer

Manila - which lodged the suit against Beijing - welcomed the decision but China dismissed it as a "piece of waste paper". The Philippines said direct talks with China over the maritime dispute were unlikely to start anytime soon due to Beijing's refusal to accept the worldwide tribunal ruling ( See: Tribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute).

'The Girl On The Train' Trailer 2

Check out The Girl on the Train trailer below! During the journey, she becomes obsessed with a couple she sees every day - "the embodiment of true love". The last time a major erotic thriller novel got the big-screen treatment, we were gifted with David Fincher's exhilarating Gone Girl, a wildly amusing, brilliantly paced masterpiece of sorts which featured Ben Affleck's best acting arguably ever.

Xbox One S Coming August 2

The Xbox One S will come bundled with a new Xbox wireless controller and can be purchased as a standalone item for $60. The controller can be purchased separately and will cost $60 Dollars. Moving forward, Microsoft plans to further expand its Xbox One lineup with the addition of an even more powerful console, dubbed "Project Scorpio".

Iraq executes 5 a day after bombing

The death toll following a bombing in Baghdad on Sunday has risen from 175 to 250, according to Iraq's Minister of Health. The suicide vehicle bombing ripped through Baghdad's Karrada district early on Sunday when it was teeming with shoppers ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, sparking infernos in nearby buildings.

Cameron is Leaving More Than Just Downing Street

Speaking about the former Home Secretary, he said she will provide "strong and stable" leadership and he was delighted that she is to become the second female Prime Minister. All Twitter could talk about was how sweet she looked as Daddy Cameron made his final speech: Florence is the youngest of David and Samantha Cameron's four children.

Florida police search for murder suspect who escaped courtroom

His black-and-white jail jumpsuit and shackles were left behind. Resiles was in the jury box with other prisoners who were awaiting their hearings. It's unclear how he apparently removed them, but Israel said when Resiles sprinted for the courtroom door a bailiff was unable to catch him.

Family say final farewell to murdered British MP

We are deeply grateful to all who have reached out to us. Some chatted about their dealings with her and threw flowers; others watched solemnly, too bereft to speak. He also is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to commit murder, possession of a knife, and grievous bodily harm in connection with the assault of Bernard Carter-Kenny, 78, of Birstall, who was stabbed as he tried to stop the attack.

Chinese businessman sentenced in DOD hacking conspiracy

The sentence was announced by US District Judge Christina Snyder of the Central District of California. Just yesterday, a U.S. Congressional committee released a report that found Chinese spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013.

Swift says she co-wrote ex's latest hit; Harris lashes out

Sources say Calvin's latest single, " This Is What You Came For ", was co-written with Taylor, but at the time the new couple didn't want anyone to know they'd collaborated for fear of overshadowing the song. Despite their decision about what to tell the public, Taylor reportedly thought negating the possibility of a collaboration was hurtful, disrespectful and she believed her then-boyfriend "took it too far ".

Amarnath Yatra remains suspended

Led by Sena's state senior vice-president Rajesh Palta, the protesters demanded immediate resumption of the Amarnath Yatra , which had been suspended due to "chaotic conditions" in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. As many 2,799 pilgrims have paid obeisance at Amarnath till noon on Monday, which brings the total number of the worshippers who have visited the revered cave-shrine, so far, this year to 128,946.

UK's Cameron says he will resign by Wednesday

May, 59, who is now the home secretary , or interior minister, will inherit the position at a time of great turmoil following the referendum to leave the EU. Oliver Daddow, senior lecturer in politics at Nottingham Trent University, said May would be well advised to call a snap election while Labour is in disarray.

Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house

For the first time in the postwar history, parties supporting constitutional revision won more than two-thirds of both the Lower and Upper houses. The government would also like to alter the constitution to make it easier to propose amendments such as lowering the parliamentary threshold from two-thirds to a simple majority.

Debate erupts: Is motherhood an advantage for UK's next PM?

She later tweeted the journalist Rachel Sylvester, calling the piece "gutter journalism" and the paper released the audio and transcripts of the interview . Business minister Anna Soubry called upon her to "do us all a favour including herself" and resign. "I'm gonna play no part in this leadership election".

ISIS ties: Nimisha's mother lodges complaint to CM

Some people in Kasaragod district received messages on their mobile phones, from unknown numbers and destinations, that their missing relatives have reached the place of "divine rule, the Islamic State". Bindu, mother of a young woman Nimisha, called on Vijayan at his office here and sought help to locate her daughter. "That is how I got attracted to the religion and converted to it", he said, quoting her.

Corker withdraws his name as possible Trump running mate

Inside, Trump offered some Republicans what they wanted to hear. Trump also asked Cruz to help recommend potential judicial nominees, the official said. "I have tremendous people and tremendous interest". "He's got a very large persona". He was referring to Trump having praised the late Iraqi dictator's terrorist-killing prowess.

Joe Walsh, ex-Congressman, stands by 'Watch out Obama' tweet

The one-time lawmaker - now a conservative talk radio host on WIND-AM 560 - said the tweet to his 65,000 followers was misinterpreted. He also said that liberals "did this" and that the media "fans the meme of bad, racist Cops". However, that didn't stop him from targeting the President and protesters in a series of hateful tweets spewed over four hours. "This isn't a matter of us comparing the value of lives, this is recognizing that there is a particular burden being placed on a group ...

Trump Says Gingrich 'Going to Be Involved' in His Administration

The billionaire stumped with Tennessee U.S. Sen. Earlier Wednesday, Trump said on Fox News that there are about 10 names on his VP short list, including two generals. "It could end up being that none of these folks are the vice presidential pick but it does reinforce the message that he's not doing this alone", Osborne said.

Ballwin officer receiving 'life-saving treatment' after being shot

He says the man is 32-years-old and was on probation for a weapons violation and stolen vehicle. The officer is listed in critical but stable condition. Ballwin resident Danny Luster tells KMOX he saw the man get taken down by police after running through his neighborhood. Smith said there has been no communication with the wounded officer about what happened.